Masterpiece of Archaic Engraving
|Sale: Triton XI, Lot: 247. Estimate $10000.
Closing Date: Monday, 7 January 2008.
Sold For $37500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
Circa 625-600 BC. EL Trite – 1/3 Stater (4.70 g). Milesian standard. Figural type. Forepart of ram left / Double incuse punch of different sizes, abstract geometric pattern within. Weidauer 48 = E.S.G. Robinson, “Greek Coins acquired by the British Museum in 1930-31,” NC
1932, 7; Weidauer 49 = Boston MFA 1758 (both coins from the same die and punches). Superb EF. A masterpiece of archaic engraving. Extremely rare, the third and finest known, and the only one not in a museum collection.